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LOWI - handcrafted vs Orbx?

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Which is better? I thought the whole point of handcrafted was you didn't need to buy addons?

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You probably mean LOWI, and Orbx is definitely the better looking  scenery, but not worth the money unless you're going to spend a lot of time there IMHO

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2 minutes ago, gunther said:

You probably mean LOWI, and Orbx is definitely the better looking  scenery, but not worth the money unless you're going to spend a lot of time there IMHO

yes sorry! be interesting to see screen comparisons and performance.

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Orbx is much better. While MS did mainly only the main terminal orbx did every building 

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How come the textures look low quality compared to the default ones?


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anybody else having download/installation issues with ORBX LOWI? Did buy it via the MS Store but always get a CTD when downloading the package within MSFS. Latest MSFS 1.7.12 running.

 

EDIT seems I am not alone, see https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/199175-orbx-lowi-airport-installation-failure/. Just requested a refund thanks to the link provided over at ORBX

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I asked myself the same question but sadly I could find only one comparison video.

3rd party airports look waay better than the handcrafted ones from Asobo. I don't regret my choice to buy the standard edition as I saved money for game changer addons.

 

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1 hour ago, Noooch said:

I asked myself the same question but sadly I could find only one comparison video.

3rd party airports look waay better than the handcrafted ones from Asobo. I don't regret my choice to buy the standard edition as I saved money for game changer addons.

 

You'll be missing the savage cub though - which is a helicopter-like blast 🙂

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1 hour ago, Nate1 said:

You'll be missing the savage cub though - which is a helicopter-like blast 🙂

Its in the standard version.


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2 hours ago, Noooch said:

3rd party airports look waay better than the handcrafted ones from Asobo. I don't regret my choice to buy the standard edition as I saved money for game changer addons.

Exactly my thought and i got the standard too. So far the reviews on the deluxe content showing i was right.


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17 hours ago, DAD said:

EDIT seems I am not alone, see https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/199175-orbx-lowi-airport-installation-failure/. Just requested a refund thanks to the link provided over at ORBX

just FYI that MS approved already yesterday my refund request. Thanks MS, that was faster than expected


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18 hours ago, Noooch said:

3rd party airports look waay better than the handcrafted ones from Asobo. I don't regret my choice to buy the standard edition as I saved money for game changer addons.

I'm sure they do. But game changers? Not in my opinion. FSX and P3D, even with a world texture enhancer like Orbx Global was hardly eye candy, so back then a highly detailed airport may indeed have been a game changer. I spent literally thousands to prettyfy P3D with 3PD airports and scenery, many of which I didn't land at more than once or twice. But I'm not jumping on that kind of treadmill with MSFS. There's so much to explore in the base sim and the taxi/take-off/landing phases of my flights take so little time by comparison. Any money spent on add-ons from me will (eventually) be (high quality) aircraft only. But each to their own...

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14 minutes ago, gunther said:

I'm sure they do. But game changers? Not in my opinion. FSX and P3D, even with a world texture enhancer like Orbx Global was hardly eye candy, so back then a highly detailed airport may indeed have been a game changer. I spent literally thousands to prettyfy P3D with 3PD airports and scenery, many of which I didn't land at more than once or twice. But I'm not jumping on that kind of treadmill with MSFS. There's so much to explore in the base sim and the taxi/take-off/landing phases of my flights take so little time by comparison. Any money spent on add-ons from me will (eventually) be (high quality) aircraft only. But each to their own...

I was in the exact same boat, I couldn't have said it any better. My Simmarket order history alone is five pages deep and most orders were multiple products, that's not even counting the places I bought direct from. No regrets though and who knows I may end up with more this go around if the the life cycle of the core sim is as long lived but I'm looking to exercise a bit more restraint this go around.


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38 minutes ago, gunther said:

I'm sure they do. But game changers? Not in my opinion. FSX and P3D, even with a world texture enhancer like Orbx Global was hardly eye candy, so back then a highly detailed airport may indeed have been a game changer. I spent literally thousands to prettyfy P3D with 3PD airports and scenery, many of which I didn't land at more than once or twice. But I'm not jumping on that kind of treadmill with MSFS. There's so much to explore in the base sim and the taxi/take-off/landing phases of my flights take so little time by comparison. Any money spent on add-ons from me will (eventually) be (high quality) aircraft only. But each to their own...

You misunderstood what I wanted to say.

By game changer, I didn't mean airports, but addons. Addons that enhance the overall experience at every location, like XPRealistic, BetterPushback, Generic airport texture replacement, FS2Crew, study level aircrafts, Live Air Traffic Chatter etc...

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